If you weren’t too convinced about smartwatches, this might get you excited. The ‘Synthwatch’ by Audioweld is the world’s first wristwatch synthesiser and if you by chance think it sounds like a good idea, you can help out by supporting the company’s Kickstarter page.
Have you ever felt the need to carry a synthesiser around on your wrist? Well now with Audioweld’s Synthwatch, you can absolutely do just that.
“How many times has it happened to you that you have a melody in your head without being able to get rid of it or… to express it somehow?” asks Audioweld on their Kickstarter page. A team of watchmakers, designers and engineers, the new company has developed a solution for restlessly creative musicians on the go.
The Synthwatch is constructed from lightweight titanium and uses ‘wireless technology’ to connect to a mobile phone app. For around $700 AUD Audiotech will give you a wrist-sized octave keyboard as well as a USB cable with a 3.5mm audio jack to connect to speakers.
The watch or synth or whatever you want to call it is designed to connect to an app which includes a built-in sequencer and over 200 sounds to play with.
“If you are looking for a normal smartwatch with a step-counter and a heart-rate meter you should look elsewhere. Our idea can only be realised with your help! We invite you to help us and to make the story of the wristwatch.
By buying this piece of art and technology you are not just keeping it for yourself – you are making the history of watchmaking.”
Since the launch of the Kickstarter the Synthwatch has made $1,580 out of a $117,636 goal, thanks to 5 generous backers. It goes without saying, they might need a few more supporters to make it happen.